After the methods crisis, the theory crisis – Mind Hacks
This thread began by Ekaterina Damer has prompted many suggestions from psychologists on twitter.
Here are most of the suggestions, with their recommender in brackets. I haven’t learn these, however needed to collate them in a single place. Comments are open if in case you have your individual recommendations.
(Iris van Rooij)
“How does it work?” vs. “What are the laws?” Two conceptions of psychological clarification. Robert Cummins
Personal Reflections on Theory and Psychology
(just about everybody, however Tal Yarkoni put it like this)
“Meehl said most of what there is to say about this”
(Which jogs my memory, PsychBrief has been studying Meehl and offers in depth summaries right here: Paul Meehl on philosophy of science: video lectures and papers)
What Theory is Not by Robert I. Sutton & Barry M. Staw
Valerie Gray Hardcastle’s “How to build a theory in cognitive science”.
Chapter 1 of Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2015). Theory and clarification in social psychology. Guilford Publications.
McGuire, W. J. (1997). Creative speculation producing in psychology: Some helpful heuristics. Annual evaluate of psychology, 48(1), 1-30.
Jaccard, J., & Jacoby, J. (2010). Theory Construction and Model-building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Guilford Press.
Fiedler, Okay. (2004). Tools, toys, truisms, and theories: Some ideas on the artistic cycle of theory formation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, eight(2), 123–131.
Roberts and Pashler (2000). How persuasive is an effective match? A touch upon theory testing
From the dialogue it’s clear that the theory crisis will likely be each bit as wealthy and stuffed with dissent as the methods crisis.
Updates 16 August 2018
Simmering et al (2010). To Model or Not to Model? A Dialogue on the Role of Computational Modeling in Developmental Science
(Brett Buttliere: we made a Facebook group to speak about theory)
Psychological Theory Discussion Group
Wilson, Okay. G. (2001). Some notes on theoretical constructs: sorts and validation from a contextual behavioral perspective
(Michael P. Grosz)
Theoretical Amnesia by Denny Borsboom
Fiedler (2017). What Constitutes Strong Psychological Science? The (Neglected) Role of Diagnosticity and A Priori Theorizing